Τετάρτη, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Molami Bight Headphones review

On the 18th of December 2012 the Molami headphones arrived!
Ordered online, through www.molami.com, seemed to be very nice looking and from what the company said (the information on their site), they were quite nice concerning their sounding! I thought it was a nice headphone, so why not.


They arrived. I was very excited for that because, I really liked it from its' look. I was a little bit sceptic though, since it will be used with two different phones (one Xperia S and an iPhone 4), so I wanted to test them and see if the music played well and if during a call it worked fine as well on both phones. That was the first thing after unpacking the headphones. Imediatelly connected it to Xperia S, listened to music, made a call and after that, came the iPhone. It worked as a charm on both phones. On my Xperia S there's also an FM receiver so I tried that too and it work as a charm there too. From all the above you get the impression that Bight Molami Headphones are worth buying!

Let's move to the usage experience. On its' site, Molami supports that "All Molami headphones feature a microphone and remote allowing you to pick up calls and communicate while listening to your music. To use the remote simply "click" once to pause and play music and receive and end calls, twice to forward your music and three times to go back. The microphone and remote are compatible with most mobile phones featuring a 3.5mm plug" (http://www.molami.com/headphones/bight/bight-napa-white-and-gold/#/compatibility). This function DOES work and does exactly what is says! Beware though. If you use any case for your phone and the plug is not totally in, then you should either use the neutral stereo plug adapter (I haven't used it with the plug so I do not know if the button works) or find a differnet case for your phone. 


Xperia S and Molami
Moving to how the actual sound comes off. Molami supports "The sound of Bight is strong and clear, yet not over-powering. The EarClick System allows you to listen to music, and also hear what is going on around you. This can be helpful if you listen to your music during your commute".  (http://www.molami.com/headphones/bight/bight-napa-white-and-gold/#/sound).
What do we get from the above? Strong and clear, not over-powering. Listen to music, hear what's going on, during your commute. The "Bight Headphones" which I have do exactly what the company claims. They are NOT over-powering. This means that, if you are used to listening to music from your mobile phone, through your Sony Ericcson (or Sony), Samsung headphones - I mean the in-ear headphones - then, you will be DISSAPOINTED. These headphones are not as good as you expect them to be because, you will not like their bass and, since they are not over-powering, you will mostly hear the surrounding noises and NOT the songs you want to listen to. This is not true if you leave in a village with not much of a suround noise so you will be able to listen to your music as you wish. In my opinion and I think it's true, the less surrounding sound is allowed to enter your ear, the lowest the volume power will be.

Last but not Least is the talking experience. I used the headphones to talk on the phone (both phones) in a quite environment, in a room with low music, in a room with a bit louder music and while doing some house work. The IMPRESSION I got was close to a DISASTER. All people I was talking to, complained that they could surely hear the music played and all other works I was doing but, they COULD NOT HEAR ME. It was hard for them to understand what I was saying because the microphone was doing such a nice work when it comes to receiving the surrounding noise but not your voice.


Conclusion. The Molami Bight Napa White & Gold headphones I have, are VERY impressive when it comes to the looks and the feeling. The button on the microphone does exactly what it is said to do (handles your calls and your music). The headphones are not as good as the company supports when it comes to playing music. The Microphone is a disaster.

You should buy it if you like it, but, keep in mind that you will not be pleased from music and microphone performance. If you are into listening to music, then buy another headphone.


Molami Headphones Update (02/01/2013): Having been using these headphones for the past two weeks, I must complete my review with this. My first impression of the microphone was that it is a disaster. It is not true. Using it with my Xperia S and with my iPhone 4, found the solution. The plug was not fully pluged in, causing it not to capture your voice and all other sounds as it should. I used it without any case (on both phones) so that it can be fully pluged in and the results were as they ought to be. BUT. Yes, there is a but. On the Xperia S worked perfect (and it is very weird), on the iPhone 4 there is a problem.
If you are already talking on the phone and connect the headphones during the call, the microphone will not work and you will get the problem I am describing above (the disaster one). If you have the headphones already connected to the iPhone 4 and you receive a call, everything will work perfectly. Be aware of that little thing, otherwise you will get yourself wondering if your purchase was a wise one.